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Nicolas Deshayes

°1983, Nancy (FR) - lives and works in London (UK)

Drawn to materials due to their synthetic connotations, Nicolas Deshayes selects processes that exist in the manufacturing world for the purpose of prototyping, packaging and reproduction. From these he creates and moulds organic forms and surfaces, which relate directly to the natural world and more specifically the human body. Through a confrontation of the supposedly natural and un-natural, Deshayes distorts our sense and recognition of the everyday. By operating at the transitional state between liquid and solid, his work provokes questions about our response to images and material that can rapidly transform from seduction to repulsion.

Nicolas Deshayes has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at Brand New Gallery, Milan; Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow; and Transmission Gallery, Glasgow. His work was featured in several group exhibitions at venues such as Tate, St. Ives; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Saatchi Gallery, London; and South London Gallery, London.

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Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London

You can find more works by Nicolas Deshayes on his own website.